Program Overview Psychology Furman University

Our innovative, student-centered curriculum promotes scientific literacy and the development of strong analytic skills. In addition to the core curriculum, we offer our students a variety of individualized learning experiences outside of the classroom including research, internships, and study away opportunities. Our program will expose you to the breadth of the field while encouraging you to pursue additional study in the areas that interest you most. 

Our Mission Statement

The Department of Psychology’s mission is to provide students with a wide variety of opportunities to study the science of psychology and, through discovery-based learning, to contribute new knowledge to the discipline. Our program encourages critical thinking as well as broad and deep understanding of historical trends, concepts, methods, and empirical findings in the core areas of psychology. Emphasizing synthesis, integration, and communication of knowledge, our approach stimulates students to take increasing responsibility for their own learning. With numerous opportunities for internships and collaborative research, our program prepares students for novel problem solving and the changing demands of the work place as well as graduate and professional schools. We encourage students to be ethical, humble, respectful and tolerant. We seek to inspire all students to be lifelong learners who will lead productive and fulfilling lives as thoughtful and responsible citizens.

Major Requirements

Interested in psychology at Furman? View our major requirements:

Ready to declare your psychology major?  Call or email Donna Greene and ask for the major declaration materials.  864.294.2205 or You will receive instructions on completing forms and a  survey. When those items have been completed, send Donna an email asking for a time to meet to go over the paperwork.

Course Sequence

Our curriculum offers a broad understanding of the field of psychology, starting with survey classes and building to upper-level seminar courses. Take a look at our course sequence.

May Experience

Our May Experience program is an optional three-week term during which you can choose to take innovative 2-credit courses in areas our faculty are passionate about. Discover the May Experience.

Study Away

Our majors take classes on study away programs led by Furman faculty as well as affiliate programs at over 30 universities worldwide. The psychology department offers a course on Poverty and Child Development as part of the southern Africa study away program.  Learn more about study away.​​​​​

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